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Monday, April 1, 2024

April 2 News - 1888 - Genealogy

Welcome to our blog, where we embark on a captivating journey through time, exploring the rich tapestry of history and genealogy.  In this edition, we'll delve into the treasure trove of historical news articles dated April 2, unearthing stories that resonate with genealogists and history enthusiasts alike.  From local happenings to global events, we'll uncover the stories that shaped the lives of our ancestors, providing valuable insights for those on a quest to discover their roots.  So, grab your magnifying glass and step into the past as we unravel the April 2 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

    1888 - Genealogy

    The Listener would not be understood to undervalue the study of genealogy, now followed by so many anxious to learn about the stock from which they spring. It is not only commendable, it is valuable, and its study has been long too delayed. The practical utility of the study is great. Our society is becoming more complex, and the influence of kinsmanship on property is felt more than when the population was small and the ties of consanguinity were readily ascertainable. That there is room for... Read MORE...

    Boston Evening Transcript -  Boston, Massachusetts -  April 2, 1888

    1896 advertisement  The Betz Turkish-Russian (folding) Medicated Vapor Bath The Anderson Vapor Bath Co, 319 Seventh Street Northwest Washington,
    1896 advertisement

    The Betz
    Turkish-Russian (folding) Medicated Vapor Bath
    The Anderson Vapor Bath Co,
    319 Seventh Street Northwest
    Washington, D.C.

    The Morning Times
    Washington, District of Columbia
    July 3, 1896

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    By L. Marsland Gander
    Daily Telegraph Radio Correspondent

    The B.B.C. made "April Fools" of many television viewers last night by showing a film apparently of spaghetti growing on trees. It was broadcast at the end of the "Panorama" programme with great seriousness and a commentary by Richard Dimbleby.

    The film depicted women gathering the "crop" and laying it in receptacles. Then some peasants were seen eating it. The pictures were made by the B.B.C. in Switzerland.

    Hundreds rang up...

    The Daily Telegraph -  London, England -  April 2, 1957

    Bloomfield, Vermont, USA (Minehead)

    1904 - VERMONT FUGITIVES CAPTURED. Tragic Ending of Family Feud - Alleged Murder of South Bloomfield Road-House Keeper.

    A posse of special offers and citizens from both sides of th eline dividing Vermont and New Hampshire captured Reuben and Edward Bronson, the brothers who were wanted for the alleged murder of Charles Lyons, keeper of a road-house at South Bloomfield, Vt., late Thursday night. The men were captured early yessterday as they were emerging from the woods about two miles from the town. ALthough they were armed with rifles, their ammunition had been used up in the fight with Lyons, which resulted,... Read MORE...

    Springfield Daily Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  April 2, 1904


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Old-Fashioned Brown Betty - Sprinkle a layer of sugar between the layers of apples and bread, and dust a little cinnamon over the top. Place the dish in a hot oven, covering for fifteen minutes, and bake for thrity minutes. Serve with a hard...Read MORE...

    The Ladies' Home Journal, February 1898

    1892 advertisement  No Mosquitoes Will Bite You! If you use freely HARLOWS COMFORT for Sportsmen, Anglers, or others who frequent the woods at
    1892 advertisement

    No Mosquitoes
    Will Bite You!
    If you use freely HARLOW'S 'COMFORT' for Sportsmen, Anglers, or others who frequent the woods at this season.
    This has been used and approved for years. There is no better preparation in the market. Wholesale or retail.

    N.S. Harlow
    4 Smith Block
    Bangor, Maine

    Bangor Daily Whig and Courier
    Bangor, Maine
    June 30, 1892

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    Victorian man 

    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

    Make yourself absolute master of your temper and your countenance; so far, at least, as that no visible change do appear in either , what ever you may feel inwardly...Read MORE...

    Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.

    1880  April 2 - A mother propped up her baby in a chair in a photograph gallery in Columbus, Ohio, to have its picture taken, and then excused herself for a moment. She has not yet returned.

    The Cambria Freemen
    Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
    April 2, 1880

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    1880  April 2 - Some of the Queer Happenings of a Few Days.
    Mr. Pritchard, residing in Elizabeth, N.J., has two sons in the tea business in Japan. About two years ago, after a visit to his father's residence, one of them, by mistake, carried the latch-key of the front door to Japan with him. On Saturday Mr. Pritchard received it through the mail. It was attached to a postal card, and had traveled from Japan, three-fourths of the distance around the world, for one cent.

    The Cambria Freemen
    Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
    April 2, 1880

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    1887  According to Drexler, of 55,832 cattle slaughtered at Munich in 1875, 704, or 1.25 per cent, were affected with tuberculosis in a very evident manner...

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 2, 1887

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    1863  April 2 - Bread revolt in Richmond Virginia
    April 2, 1863

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    1902  April 2 - "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.
    April 2, 1902

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    Waterville, Me. - Fire destroyed the four story SAMUEL BARRON brick building and damaged two adjoining business blocks early last night. Damages were estimated to have reached $200,000. Walls of the BARRON building collapsed but no one was hurt. The combined effort of five fire departments from Waterville and nearby towns eventually checked spread of the flames to buildings on adjacent streets.

    Portsmouth Herald
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire
    April 2, 1942

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    Wichita, Kan., April 2. - The Lyceum theater was destroyed by a fire of unknown origin. The loss was $100,000. Members of a stock company playing at the theater and living in rooms above it reached the street by fire escapes, being warned by smoke and flames.

    Oelwein Daily Register
    April 2, 1913

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    1894  Westport (Mass.) will offer a reward of $10 for each fox killed by an inhabitant of the town.

    The Lowell Sun
    Lowell, Massachusetts
    April 2, 1894

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    BUZZARDS BAY, Mass., April 1. - The beautiful summer residence of Joseph Jefferson, the actor, was totally destroyed by fire this afternoon. HELEN McGRATH, the cook, perished in the flames. Several of the help received serious injuries. Mrs. Jefferson and other members of the family escaped uninjured. The fire was caused by an explosion of gasoline in the cellar. It is estimated that $150,000 worth of paintings were consumed, and that the total loss will be $250,000.

    The State
    Columbia, South Carolina
    April 2, 1893

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    1873  Paper Swindle
    At the convention of manufacturers of thin manilla paper, held at Brattleboro, Vermont, a nice little swindle was talked over and condemned. It originated in a discussion upon the practice of putting up paper with a less number than twenty-four sheets to the quire. It was found that quite a large amount of paper was ordered by the dealers at twenty and even sixteen sheets to the quire, and that the consequence was many bought and sold it supposing that they were getting a lawful ream of 480...
    Indianapolis Sentinel
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    April 2, 1873

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    US flag 

    America - Did you know?

     May 2, 1803 - Louisiana Purchase: United States agrees to pay France $15 million for the Louisiana Territory, which extends west from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and comprises about 830,000 sq mi. As a result, the U.S. nearly...Read MORE...

    Canadian flag 

    Quebec - Did you know?

     Most of the men in New France were farmers. Life was very hard for the farmer. He was the one who was responsible for producing food. He had to farm and also hunt to get food for his family. Taking care of his farm and family was his number one job.

    Picture of the Day

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    Christ Church
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    Weedsport Skirt & Dress Co. 1887 advertisement  Security Corset. Elegance, Comfort, Economy, Durability Manufactured by Weedsport Shirt & Dress, C
    Weedsport Skirt & Dress Co. 1887 advertisement

    Security Corset.
    Elegance, Comfort, Economy, Durability
    Manufactured by Weedsport Shirt & Dress, Co.
    Weedsport, N.Y.

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    Died April 2


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